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Text::Glob(3)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	 Text::Glob(3)

NAME
       Text::Glob - match globbing patterns against text

SYNOPSIS
	use Text::Glob qw( match_glob glob_to_regex );

	print "matched\n" if match_glob( "foo.*", "foo.bar" );

	# prints foo.bar and foo.baz
	my $regex = glob_to_regex( "foo.*" );
	for ( qw( foo.bar foo.baz foo bar ) ) {
	    print "matched: $_\n" if /$regex/;
	}

DESCRIPTION
       Text::Glob implements glob(3) style matching that can be	used to	match
       against text, rather than fetching names	from a filesystem.  If you
       want to do full file globbing use the File::Glob	module instead.

   Routines
       match_glob( $glob, @things_to_test )
	   Returns the list of things which match the glob from	the source
	   list.

       glob_to_regex( $glob )
	   Returns a compiled regex which is the equivalent of the globbing
	   pattern.

       glob_to_regex_string( $glob )
	   Returns a regex string which	is the equivalent of the globbing
	   pattern.

SYNTAX
       The following metacharacters and	rules are respected.

       "*" - match zero	or more	characters
	   "a*"	matches	"a", "aa", "aaaa" and many many	more.

       "?" - match exactly one character
	   "a?"	matches	"aa", but not "a", or "aaa"

       Character sets/ranges
	   "example.[ch]" matches "example.c" and "example.h"

	   "demo.[a-c]"	matches	"demo.a", "demo.b", and	"demo.c"

       alternation
	   "example.{foo,bar,baz}" matches "example.foo", "example.bar", and
	   "example.baz"

       leading . must be explicitly matched
	   "*.foo" does	not match ".bar.foo".  For this	you must either
	   specify the leading . in the	glob pattern (".*.foo"), or set
	   $Text::Glob::strict_leading_dot to a	false value while compiling
	   the regex.

       "*" and "?" do not match	the seperator (i.e. do not match "/")
	   "*.foo" does	not match "bar/baz.foo".  For this you must either
	   explicitly match the	/ in the glob ("*/*.foo"), or set
	   $Text::Glob::strict_wildcard_slash to a false value while compiling
	   the regex, or change	the seperator that Text::Glob uses by setting
	   $Text::Glob::seperator to an	alternative value while	compiling the
	   the regex.

BUGS
       The code	uses qr// to produce compiled regexes, therefore this module
       requires	perl version 5.005_03 or newer.

AUTHOR
       Richard Clamp <richardc@unixbeard.net>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 Richard Clamp.  All	Rights
       Reserved.

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO
       File::Glob, glob(3)

perl v5.32.1			  2017-03-08			 Text::Glob(3)

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